Brendan Contant was originally drawn to Hinckley Yachts because of the quality of the build, the versatility of the layout for boating and entertaining, and his soft spot for the company’s Maine-formed roots. While on a boating trip in Florida with some time to spare, he decided to seize the opportunity to begin his search for his Hinckley Picnic Boat. Working with Hinckley brokers out of the company’s offices in Naples, FL, and Portsmouth, RI, he found Slipstream—just the right Picnic Boat EP for back home on Long Island Sound.
Contant recently went through his third transaction with Hinckley Yacht Brokerage. Last Spring, he sold his Picnic Boat EP and purchased a pre-owned Talaria 44, Kathleen. When he decided to list his boat, choosing to work with the Hinckley team again was an easy decision. He said, “I didn’t even think twice. [My broker] was extremely capable and he was very good at guiding me through the process and getting me beyond the emotional part of the sale. There was no messing around or wasted time . . . The boat sold very fast.”
Mr. Contant enjoyed the seamless experience working together with both Hinckley Yacht Brokerage and Hinckley Yacht Services when preparing his first Hinckley for sale and buying his second. If your Hinckley has been regularly serviced with one of the company’s ten service yards and you choose to list your boat with Hinckley Yacht Brokerage, your boat has the opportunity to qualify for the Hinckley Certified Pre-Owned Warranty. In his search for his Talaria 44, Contant said “boats cared for by Hinckley Yacht Services have meticulous service records” and he found the CPO Warranty to be very reassuring. The CPO stamp of approval provides an unmatched value-add for sellers and an excellent piece of mind to buyers when a Hinckley is listed for sale.
When listing or buying your Hinckley with Hinckley Yacht Brokerage, our goal is to make the entire process as smooth and enjoyable as possible for you as part of the Hinckley family. When Brendan Contant recounted his experience he said, “when I bought my first Hinckley, [my broker] said ‘welcome to the family’—and that’s really what it means when you’re working with Hinckley. Owning a boat and working with the service yards, you are a vested owner not just in your boat, but the entire company and the whole yachting experience. It’s a special organization.”